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Morning offerings are made before sunrise on the fourth day of Chhath.

Celebrating the sun

By Kristin Schultz Gazette Reporter With red pomegranates, yellow bananas, orange carrots still holding onto their green leafy tops and thekua molasses cookies piled on a tray, and ghee candles lighted, dozens of people gathered at a home in Niskayuna…

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Bridget Zeunges helps a customer at her Jay Street retro clothing boutique Dames on Small Business Saturday. (Daniel Fitzsimmons/Gazette reporter)

Small Business Saturday gains foothold

By Daniel Fitzsimmons SCHENECTADY — Several of the mannequins at the downtown retro women’s clothing boutique “Dames” were stripped of their garments on Saturday. “All my mannequins are getting naked because I have nothing really left to put on them,”…